Hitman GO is a strategic board game featured with a special diorama-style level design, an artwork of simplicity and a multitude of turn-based puzzles. Guide your hitman to play with enemy guards – complete task goals, keep Agent 47 safe and try zero kills (unless that’s the task)!
A challenging slide puzzle game with situational challenges and stealth element of the franchise well captured
Slick graphics with minimal artwork and special diorama-styled set pieces
Different enemy types varying in ability and behaviors
A handful of tools of the trade to use including distraction, sniper rifles, disguises and more
Square Enix Inc.
Puzzle & Board
Square Enix Inc.
April 17, 2014
Hitman GO for iOS turns out to be a slide puzzle/board game that has little in common with its console counterparts except that it still stars Jonathan Hitman and captures the situational challenge of the franchise. Minus action, Hitman GO places more emphasis on strategy in a calculative manner.
The game is a wonderful example of simplicity which is applied not only to its graphics but the entire design. No redundant words; nor bossy tutorial. Just start off with simple levels and figure out the game mechanics before entering thorny levels. In the multi-path board you as Agent 47 and enemy guards take turns to move along paths and your major goal is to reach the exit or assassin while completing optional objectives like collecting briefcases or zero casualties.
The basic mechanics is easy to sum up but the actual play can be tricky and rich requiring calculation and tactics dealing with different guard behaviors and using available tools of the trade. Game stages become increasingly difficult with more complicated board while the conquered levels can be replayed under tougher situations where you are tested to reach level goal with limited moves or avoid killing.
Its minimalism and diorama style easily win recognition. Hitman GO approaches the franchise in a special perspective. It is an original creation, a nice footprint of the Hitman franchise in the puzzle circle.